Dioctophymosis occurrence in two dogs in Guarapuava city - Parana State

Flora Satiko Kano, Marina Tie Shimada, Sergio Noriyuki Suzuki, Silvia Cristina Osaki, Bruno Carvalho Menarim, Felipe Ricardo Vitto Ruthes, Marcos Aurélio Laidane Filho


Dioctophyma renale (GOEZE, 1782) is a worldwide nematode that infects the kidneys and could be found in peritoneal cavity and other organs of dog and another species of domestic and wild animals, includes human species. The life cycle envolves one intermediate and often one paratenic host. In mustelids and in wild and domestic carnivores (DH), the adult parasite is usually located in the right kidney, like this the eggs can be eliminated with the urine. In the environment the eggs request an incubation period in half aquatic, needing to be ingested by IH (an annelid oligochaetes parasite of fish) for if they turn infectantes (L3), that it can be ingested by a host paratênico (fish, crab) or for HD. This paper reports the occurence of D. renale in two dogs assisted in the Veterinary Hospital in the Guarapuava city, PR.


Dioctophyma renale; Dogs; Kidney; Zoonosis.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2003v24n1p177

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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